Allowance increases for Fiji parliamentarians

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According to the Fijivillage report the PEC stated that meal, accommadation and transport costs are "very high" when travelling abroad particulary at official venues. Image: Youtube

By Vijay Narayan in Suva

The Parliamentary Emoluments Committee (PEC) has recommended allowance increases for overseas travels for government ministers, the Speaker, the leader of the Opposition and all Fiji MPs.

In a report tabled by the committee chairman Brij Lal after getting submissions from Fiji political parties: FijiFirst, SODELPA and NFP, the committee recommends that the Fiji prime minister’s overseas travel allowance be set at UNDP subsistence allowance plus 250% plus $600 per day.

The prime minister’s current overseas travel allowance is set at UNDP subsistence allowance plus 50% plus $300 per day.

The committee has also recommended that cabinet ministers overseas travel allowance be set at UNDP subsistence allowance plus 200% plus $500 per day.

Their allowances currently stand at UNDP subsistence allowance plus 50% plus $250 per day.

Read the full report published on Fijivillage

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